Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities

23 Oct 2017 | Chris Schildt and Lewis Brown Jr.


In 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, in partnership with PolicyLink, launched Southern Cities for Economic Inclusion, a cohort of seven cities dedicated to advancing economic equity for low-income communities and communities of color. Comprised of city officials and staff, local | Read more >

We Are All Dreamers

We Are All Dreamers

06 Sep 2017 |

Turning our backs on young Americans who arrived in this country with family or other adults seeking a better life is morally reprehensible. The Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program places over 800,000 young people | Read more >

White People, Show Us

White People, Show Us

16 Aug 2017 | Angela Glover Blackwell and Michael McAfee

Over the past several days we have watched in disgust as the progeny from our nation’s despicable past terrorized a city, committed murder, and received tacit approval from the highest level of government. White supremacy has found a home in the White House. The President is | Read more >

All-In Cities Update: December 12, 2016

All-In Cities Update: December 12, 2016

12 Dec 2016 | PolicyLink

In the aftermath of November 8, it is clearer than ever that cities and the counties and metropolitan regions in which they are situated are the crucibles where an inclusive American economy and democracy can and must be forged. From Atlanta to Indianapolis, cities across the | Read more >

September National Equity Atlas Update

September National Equity Atlas Update

27 Sep 2016 | PolicyLink

The Atlas is announcing the beta version of a new feature that highlights the equity movement on-the-ground:
 
Preview neighborhood-level mapping added to the Atlas
Today, we released the beta version of new interactive neighborhood-level mapping on the Atlas. These new maps allow | Read more >

A Majority Minority Middle Class

30 Mar 2016 |

In this podcast, Angela Glover Blackwell discusses why racial equity is an important component for America's middle class.

Blackwell joins Toni Johnson in a conversation about the steps needed in order to advance social and economic equality in the United States. Highlighting the | Read more >

Equity Speaks: A Podcast Series

31 Dec 2015 |

Equity Speaks explores the role of racial and social equity in policy, politics, and pop culture through in-depth conversations with movement trailblazers.

A Conversation with Rick Lowe - Artist, Social Sculptor, and 2014 MacArthur "Genius" Fellow

Their conversation delves into | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Equity Data Tools for Change

Summit Snapshot: Equity Data Tools for Change

20 Nov 2015 | Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Education Policy Fellow, Connecticut Voices for Children

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: Data-Driven Policy Advocacy around Race and Place

Summit Snapshot: Data-Driven Policy Advocacy around Race and Place

16 Nov 2015 | Tara Marlowe, Fellow, Equity and Opportunity Studies, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

By Tara Marlowe, Fellow, | Read more >

Summit Snapshot: The Future of Equity in Place, Race, and Economy

Summit Snapshot: The Future of Equity in Place, Race, and Economy

05 Nov 2015 | By Jeff T., Oakland, California

Over the next few weeks, Equity Blog will feature a dozen first-person accounts of Equity Summit 2015. Each guest blog post will focus in on a particular session, plenary, or workshop — offering readers insight into and reflection on the Summit experience.

“Place matters and | Read more >

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

Equity Summit 2015—Exploring Race, Place, and Economy in Los Angeles

08 Oct 2015 | Jesus Flores, PolicyLink Intern

The countdown for the Equity Summit 2015 is coming to a close. With more than 200 speakers and presenters from across the country, this year’s Summit will not only offer unprecedented insight into local, regional, and national issues — it will give attendees a unique viewpoint on | Read more >

Mapping Police Violence

Mapping Police Violence

06 Mar 2015 |

I'm pleased to share a new resource I've developed in partnership with Ferguson activists: MappingPoliceViolence.org. Using a wealth of data from crowdsourced databases, we've been able to identify at least 302 black people who were killed by police in 2014. Sadly, the majority of | Read more >

Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

Worlds Apart: The Changing Reality of Rural Poverty

09 Jan 2015 | Chris Schildt

How can poor rural communities escape poverty? In her acclaimed 1999 book, Worlds Apart, author Cynthia Duncan examined rural inequity through detailed portraits of communities in Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta, and northern New England. In a newly released second edition, she | Read more >

Moving Toward Equity

Moving Toward Equity

18 Dec 2014 | Angela Glover Blackwell

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For most Americans, the Civil Rights movement has been the touchstone for dynamic, passionate, organized protests that inspire the nation to take a hard look at its moral decay | Read more >

Announcing:  The National Equity Atlas

Announcing: The National Equity Atlas

23 Oct 2014 | PolicyLink

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the National Equity Atlas — a unique data tool for those working to transform America's economy into one that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous.

Developed by PolicyLink and the University of Southern California's Program for | Read more >

An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

An Equity Profile of Houston-Galveston

14 Oct 2014 | PolicyLink

Houston-Galveston is characterized by overall economic strength and resilience, but wide racial gaps in income, health, and opportunity coupled with declining wages, a shrinking middle class, and rising inequality place the region’s economic success and future at risk.

Our analysis | Read more >

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

29 May 2014 | Manuel Pastor (Professor of Society and American Studies, University of Southern California)

The following post originally appeared in Huffington Post

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. The piece -- which even includes a cute graphic in which a (presumably Latino) man steps from one square to another, | Read more >

One Nation, Underemployed

One Nation, Underemployed

21 Apr 2014 | America's Tomorrow

Nearly one out of five black and Latino workers are underemployed, according to the National Urban League’s recently released 2014 State of Black America. The report’s equality index shows very slight overall improvements from last year, with a slight decline in economic equality. Read more >